New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Retired IAS officers Amarjeet Sinha and Bhaskar Kulbe were on Friday appointed advisors to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a Ministry of Personnel order said.

Both the 1983 batch IAS officers have been appointed as advisors to the Prime Minister, initially for a period of two years, on a contract basis.

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) approved the appointments in the “Prime Minister’s Office in the rank and scale of Secretary to the Government of India, on a contract basis, as per other usual terms and conditions, as are applicable in the case of re-employed officers of Secretary level in Government of India, initially for a period of two years or until further orders, whichever is earlier”.

Sinha, a Bihar cadre IAS officer, was in the Department of Rural Development as its Secretary before his retirement. However, Kulbe, a West Bengal cadre officer, in July last year had quit his post as Secretary to Prime Minister after completion of his extended six month tenure.

–IANS

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